Honey Pig - Buena Park
After @js76wisco giving the approval, we decided to try Honey Pig in Buena Park. There was a short wait which was fine because upon arrival, I wasn’t too hungry. Note: by the time we left there was a significant amount of people waiting outside but it was a Saturday night.
Ordered the Honey Pig special pork belly and pork jowl. Both were excellent, but the pork jowl here is fan-fuckin-tastic. And the epic post BBQ fried rice with our leftover pork belly and jowl was even more insanely good.
The waiters bust their asses and provide excellent service. No complaints here and you get a ton of food. We took our half of our fried rice home and had it the next day.
Pork jowl get this
Post BBQ fried rice my goodness this was delicious. They even mixed in our leftover jalapeños we were grilling in pork fat from the grill.
Banh Cuon Thanh Tri - Garden Grove
Wanted to try some more banh cuon so gave this place a whirl. Small wait, place was packed and we were the only party not Vietnamese. We had to do the awkward clueless stare as the waitress started speaking to us in her native Vietnamese language. We ordered our food, and the waitress confirmed our order with the pictures in the wall. Ordered the bun cha ca dac biet (house special rice noodle soup) and the banh cuon trung thit dac biet (house special steamed egg rice rolls). Really enjoyed the noodle soup, nice broth and loved the 3 types of onions they add on top. The rice rolls were decent but lacked much flavor, texture however was nicely done. The nuoc cham was a little too sweet for my liking. But they also provide chili paste which is excellent. I also got a really awesome and refreshing passionfruit juice which stole the show.
Passion fruit juice a little sweet but perfectly tart and packed with flavor.